Jun 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Handbook

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems


Academic Director: Arthur O’Connor, PhD
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: infosystems@sps.cuny.edu

Mission

The MS in Data Analytics and BS in Information Systems on-line degree programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies offer students the foundational knowledge, practical skills, hands-on technical experience, and academic credentials in order to enter or advance their careers in the fast-growing fields of data science and information technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BS in Information Systems will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of IT governance.
  2. Explain software development lifecycle methodologies.
  3. Define systems architecture.
  4. Analyze computer and network security, systems analysis and design.
  5. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of accounting (General/ Mgt Track)
  6. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of marketing (General/ Mgt Track)
  7. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of human resources (General/ Mgt Track)
  8. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of logistics/supply chain management (General/ Mgt Track)
  9. Use industry best practice DEV OPS platforms and frameworks (Technical Track)

The Program

The BS in Information Systems online degree program enables students to acquire the skills and credentials needed to enter or advance in the fields of application software programming, cybersecurity, database management and infrastructure and support.

The curriculum is composed of foundational core courses, and two tracks (management and technical), of which students will select one.

  • Through the Foundational Core students will acquire the knowledge and gain experience with information systems, infrastructure and support, computer and network security, networks and data communications, enterprise architecture, systems analysis and design, e-commerce, information technology governance, business process design and project management. 
  • The General track focuses on business case development, requirements gathering, implementation and financial management of information systems, accounting, marketing, HR and supply chain management.
  • The Technical track focuses on software application development, database programming and systems security.

A minimum grade of a C is required in all courses in the Information Systems major, as well as all prerequisite courses.  Where there are prerequisites, a student may not progress to the next course in the sequence without having a C in the prerequisite course(s).

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

 

Important Note:
Students in the BS in Information Systems prior to the fall 2017 term will have the option to stay with the curriculum as structured upon matriculation into the program.

Click here to view the curriculum prior to fall 2017. To determine which path is right for you, please contact your advisor.  

Program Requirements


120 credits are required for the online Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems.

  • General Education - See below
  • 48 credits in the Major, as follows:
    • 33 credits of IS foundation core requirements
    • 15 credits from the track of the student’s choosing
  • Free Electives - 30 - 36 credits.

Note: The required number of College Options credits and free elective credits each student will be required to take will be dependent upon his/her transfer credit evaluation.

General Education Requirements


General Education    

  • 12 credits Required Core
  • 18 credits Flexible Core
  • 6-12 credits College Option

Tracks


Students select one of the following tracks: